Restless Peace

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I love a good collaboration. When Ms. Darcy from Hello Luvvy asked if I would join her in the cemetery wearing florals, I didn’t hesitate to say “yes”! {Thanks Darcy & Luvvys!} When we met, the first thing we noticed was that we had both styled our vintage florals with a brooch at the collar.
It was a lovely, warm day. The cemetary was nothing resembling creepy and the geese followed us around expecting crumbs.
On Darcy: dress – cheap thrills / boots – savoir faire
On me: dress/sunnies – grey dog / boots – plato’s closet / brooch – cheap thrills / snake earrings – a gift
Concept by Darcy Munoz | Photoshoot by Hello Luvvy {see the post} | collaboratively styled

What I Wore: The Puffy Shirt

what I wore: blouse – vintage renditions, skinny jeans – gap thrifted, boots – steve madden, 2nd boots – asos, earrings – forever21

So if you watch Seinfeld, you will definitely remember the episode that Jerry is coerced into wearing the puffy shirt on The Today Show. I’m a Seinfeld fan (like most of us) and this shirt totally reminded me of that one. But slightly chicer.

My Outfit + Go-To Hair

Dress: Vintage, Sweater: BCBG, Pumps: Jessica Simpson, Sunglasses: Forever 21, Earrings: White’s Jewelry

Lately I have been totally into the high bun. It has always intimidated me a bit because I don’t like to rat my hair. But once I figured out how to do it, I can’t stop! It’s so easy and it can prolong a hair wash for 2-3 days! It also turns any outfit from humdrum to posh. The best tutorial I’ve found is from Beth Jones (here). Do you like these outfit posts or are they annoying?


Photos by mom, Carolyn Long :)

Top Knot Tutorial

Lately I have been really into topknots, buns, chignons (a la @OscarPRGirl below) and have been looking around for relevant instructions. The easiest way I’ve found is to either use a hair piece or place a clip around your pony tail and wrap the hair around that to make it fatter. I still haven’t grasped the whole teasing concept.

I’ve found two helpful instructions for you (and me). From Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere here and below from NWA’s own Anna of TulipLouise and StyleBy.Me.

I’m hoping to add my own eventually!

The Most Fashionable of Fashion Week

As most of you know, it is Fall 11 Fashion Week in NYC. Every fashion week, the fashion-elite come out in droves to see the shows. They have become an attraction themselves for street-style photographers. Everyone wants to see what the tastemakers are wearing.. I am definitely spotting certain trends including fur, pops of bold colors, leather, animal print, top-knots and of course…black.  Here are my favorites of the week via The Cut and StreetFSN.

Day 1

Edward Enrique, CEO of TAF Marketing.

Mary Kate Steinmiller, associate market editor of Teen Vogue.

Day 2

Olivia Palermo

Megan Roche, JustJared Blog

Day 3

Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller

Elaine Welteroth, Beauty Editor at Ebony magazine

Day 4

Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad

Zanna Roberts Rassi, senior fashion editorMarie Claire

Day 5

Taylor Tomasi Hill, Market Director Harper’s Bazaar

IMG models from left to right: Jac Jagaciak, Joan Smalls, Frida Gustavsson

Madeline Andrews Escudero, Glamour market editor

Candice Lake, model/photographer

Day 6

Emmanuelle Alt and Geraldine Saglion, French Vogue editors

Ruth Runberg, head buyer at Brown’s of London

Denni Elias, The Chic Muse

Buns, Chignons & Topnots – Oh my!

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When one has long hair, one is blessed with many hair options. While I tend to gravitate towards ponytails, I am enchanted by buns and chignons, intricate or tossed together and I am going to try to utilize them more in my hairstyle routine. Enjoy the inspiration.

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Images via Weheartit and {this is glamorous}